Saint Mark Presbyterian 

Weekly eNews
Zoom Worship 10am - prelude 9:50am
Ninteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Holy Communion
  • Bible reading: Amos 4:13 & Colossians 1:15-20
  • Sermon: "The Supremacy of Christ Who Holds the World Together"                       by Elder Alison Bennett       
Sunday Worship
Sunday worship will take place over Zoom at 10:00 with a prelude beginning at 9:50. The bulletin and information to join the Zoom call will be sent out Saturday afternoon. 

Sharing worship information
We are glad to see so many friends and family from across the country joining us for worship! If there is someone you would like to receive the worship information (Zoom invitation and bulletin), please pass along their email to Christina so she can add them to the list. 

Bible Study - Monday Oct. 12th at 7PM
Bible Study will cover the scripture lessons from Sunday Worship.
Look for the zoom link on Monday.
Book Lovers
Join the Book Lovers group on Zoom on Wednesday, October 21 at 1:00 PM to discuss the entertaining and thoughtful memoir: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, by Trevor Noah
Trevor Noah's unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act punishable by five years in prison: his birth from a black mother and white father.  A moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother's unconventional, unconditional love.

Yes, there is some good news in the world and Saint Mark would like to hear about it.  The Connections Ministry would love to hear your good news so we can share it with the rest of the Saint Mark community through our NEW Saint Mark Good News Gazette.  We are not trying to be Pollyannas saying only good news counts, but we are saying that we are missing some of the positive moments in your lives because we are not all physically gathered together.  Send your good news to Phyllis Norrie ( so we can include it in our Gazette. 

Help with Meals on Wheels
We are looking for a team to do Meals on Wheels one day a month.  Any one who is interested please email

 or call Joyce Kingfield at 301-822-4130.

Coming Soon:
Please look for a Legacy Campaign pledge statement in the regular mail, if you still owe a balance on your pledge. While you have until May 2021 to complete the pledge, I'm sending an update now in case you'd like to complete it before the end of the year. If you pledged, but are all paid up, you will not receive a statement to save postage and other resources. If your circumstances have changed and you need to change your pledge, please email Alison Bennett

Hearts with Haiti Update:
Broadway celebrates Haiti: Hearts with Haiti Fundraiser coming up on line Oct. 17, 
7 pm. 

Saint Mark has been a partner with Hearts with Haiti since the earthquake when Saint Mark members raised a great deal of funds for rebuilding. Church members have visited them in Haiti several times. In addition, we hosted members of the dance group and other Saint Joseph's Family members.

We look forward to Saturday, October 17th at 7 PM EST for a colorful virtual evening of young singers, dancers and drummers from SJF.  They will join Broadway and HWH to Celebrate Haiti and raise money for the support of Broadway's Babies arts program and SJF's services for the residents of Wings of Hope and the students of Lekol Sen Trinite (LST). Both have resumed their school programs.

More info:
Tel. 804-200-2421

Statement on Giving/Pledging
Wondering how to continue giving or paying your pledge for the next few weeks? With church staff working remotely, using our on-line giving platform will insure your donation or payment reaches us. Here's how to give or pay your pledge on line.
On Line 
From your computer, go to the Saint Mark website and click on Give Now at the bottom of the homepage. Under Donations, look for the box with the purpose for which you're donating. If you're a giver who hasn't pledged and you're making your regular donation, enter the amount in the General Fund  box. If you're a pledger paying your annual pledge, enter the amount in the Pledge Payments Stewardship box
From you cell phone, if you don't yet have the Give Plus + phone app. go to the App. Store to download the free Give Plus + phone app. After downloading the app, open and click onmchurch, select Saint Mark, then click to the Donations page, and look for the box with the purpose for which you're donating. 
If you're a giver who hasn't pledged, enter the amount you're giving in the General Fund box.
If you're a pledger, enter the amount you're paying in the Pledge Payments - Stewardship box
Any Questions? Contact Dick Pavlin - 
By Check   
If you're just not up for on-line giving and want to pay by check you can send it by mail to the church.

In our prayers this week:
Margaret Schweitzer's son Peter Schweitzer who has been diagnosed with lung cancer.  
~ Pat Simmons and family after the death of Pat's mother at home and surrounded by family and love. Prayers for 5 generation farm families who cared for the matriarch during her last days/hours.    
~  Prayers are asked for Sarah Mason, who has had a recent diagnosis of a brain  tumor.
~ For Jeffrey Wagar, Pastor Scott's brother-in-law, suffering from ALS.

Our Core Values: Commitment, Community, Compassion, Hospitality, Mission &  Spiritual Growth


Saint Mark Presbyterian Church

10701 Old Georgetown Road

North Bethesda, Maryland 20852


941-350-4375 (cell) Pastor Scott Wilson

301-530-8142 Office Administrator Christina Stefanelli

301-530-0600 Main Number